Arizona Rubber

Arizona’s and New Mexico’s Authoritative Voice of Ice and Inline Hockey

Taking Liberties With… Louis Domingue


against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Gila River Arena on March 19, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Position: Goaltender, Arizona Coyotes
Acquired: Coyotes’ fifth-round pick (138th overall) in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Hometown: Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Last Amateur Team: Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Age: 24

Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up?
Louis Domingue: That’s a good question. Growing up, that was the first game I played in goal. I switched in mid-season from forward to goalie. That was pretty cool, and my dad taped it, so I get to see it for a long time.

AZR: What’s your favorite memory in the game since leaving junior hockey?
LD: I would say my first NHL game in Montreal. Can’t pretty much beat that, and I had everybody there. My whole family was there and friends could watch it. It was fun.

AZR: Who have been the biggest influences on you, on and off the ice?
LD: My parents would be the biggest influence. Whatever I did in life, they supported me.

AZR: What’s the best piece of advice you have for young hockey players?
LD: Just to believe in your ability to go all the way, and not let anyone decide for you if you have potential to do it or not.

AZR: Other than hockey, do you have a favorite sport to play?
LD: Growing up, I loved baseball, and still do.

AZR: Do you see the Diamondbacks here at all?
LD: Try to. I went to a few spring training games. I’m trying to get to as many baseball games as I can.

AZR: Do you have any superstitions?
LD: I wouldn’t say that. I follow a routine every day, and I think that’s the best way to be consistent and to have a set plan.

AZR: What does your game-day routine look like?
LD: I go on the ice in the morning and then go for our pre-game meal. Same thing all the time. I have the rigatoni with the pink sauce on the side, and chicken parm that I mix in with the rigatoni, Then we nap, go to the game and play a little soccer before the game in the hallway or in the dressing room for fun.

AZR: Do you have a favorite meal or restaurant here in the Phoenix area?
LD: I like going to local bistros in Scottsdale.

AZR: What are some essential items you take on a road trip?
LD: I pack a suit, can’t forget a suit and your passport. You never know if you’ll get dealt or anything, especially around the trade deadline. I do need my laptop, and I bring that along.

AZR: Did you have a favorite hockey player growing up?
LD: It was Jeff Hackett. He was probably the only goalie I followed when I was young.

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– Compiled by Mark Brown